Rob DeSalle is a curator at the American Museum of Natural History's Sackler Institute for Comparative Biology and its program for microbial research. Ian Tattersall is curator emeritus, AMNH Division of Anthropology. DeSalle and Tattersall co-authored A Natural History of Wine and The Brain: Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs. They both reside in New York City.
Forced to choose between this book and a pint of hazy IPA, I would be at a loss. Better to consume them at the same time-both will go down easily, and leave you in an improved condition. -Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? As a `natural' follow-up to A Natural History of Wine, the sequel on beer-a supreme technological achievement of humankind-should prove equally informative and even more engaging for the general reader. -Patrick McGovern, Scientific Director, Biomolecular Archaeology Project, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology A thorough, thoughtful exploration of the many facets of `the most social of beverages,' which will appeal to beer lovers and general readers alike. -Theresa McCulla, American Brewing History Initiative, National Museum of American History DeSalle and Tattersall deliver a fun, factual, focused look at how beer first happened, how it happens every day, and just what's going on when it lands on your tongue. -Lew Bryson, Senior Drinks Writer for the Daily Beast